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The Alchemist's Bow is a non-elemental bow available for Anna in Epic Battle Fantasy 4 and 5.

Description

The Alchemist's Bow is primarily made of shiny purple metal, with small gold sections where the string attaches to the bow. It has four curved recesses along its leading edge, each carrying a bottle of unknown liquid (presumably chemicals for its special effect). The arrows are made of the same purple metal as the bow itself, with a horseshoe-shaped "feather" and a bottle of purple liquid tied to the head of the shaft.

The Alchemist's Bow is an unique weapon in that it can inflict a wide variety of status ailment on enemies hit by Anna's weapon-elemental attacks, including Death and Doom (refer to this article for more information).

In EBF4, it also provides a decent MP bonus and a high resistance to Syphon (becoming an immunity at max level). However, its offensive capability is rather lackluster, as it only gives Anna a weak boost in Magic Attack and nothing to improve the efficiency of Arrow Rain. That said, due to the multi-hit nature of Combo Shot and Arrow Rain, the Alchemist's Bow is a viable if gimmicky weapon that can be used to rain down a hail of status effects, ranging from spreading Tired to instantly wiping out the less fortunate in the wave. That said, in the Premium version of EBF4 the player will probably prefer to use the Angel Wing due to its ability to passively activate Arrow Rain (not to mention actual stat boosts) and then give Anna a flair for the corresponding status effect they want to inflict (such as Cursed Charm to lower defences).

In EBF5, the Alchemist's Bow is still fun to use, but performs significantly worse due to the combination of two factors, the first being the change to how status effects are applied (now only the last hit of an attack applies statuses, which means the Alchemist's Bow can't be used with Arrow Rain or Combo Shot to land several status effects at once anymore), and the second being that now the Random status can also apply Regen, Good Luck and Shroud to the enemies, which means there's a chance of actively helping the foes.

The Alchemist's Bow now provides a mediocre boost to both offensive stats, along with a small Accuracy penalty. It increases the chance of inflicting status conditions, and as such can be used with other status-boosting equipment and the relevant status flair to rain down massive amounts of debilitating statuses. However, Gaia's Gift almost completely outclasses it in this regard with better boosts and stats, although the Alchemist's Bow can work as a good substitute for Gaia's Gift early on.

The Alchemist's Bow now provides resistances to six different statuses (Burn, Scorch, Virus, Poison, Syphon, and Disable), all of these becoming immunities at level 5.

Epic Battle Fantasy 4

The Alchemist's Bow is given to the player as a reward for completing a quest in Greenwood Village for Alphonse.

EBF4 WepIcon Alchemist's Bow Alchemist's Bow
Inflicts random status effects on targets.
Statistics
Stat Bonus Resistance
LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5 LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5 LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5
Stat HP - - - - - Stat MP 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% Status Syphon 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
Stat Attack - - - - - Stat Defence - - - - - - - - - - -
Stat Magic - 5% 10% 15% 20% Stat Mdef - - - - - - - - - - -
Stat Accuracy - - - - - Stat Evade - - - - - Element ----
Spells & Statuses
Power Chance Modifier Attack Status
Auto Skill -- -- Status Random 60% 70% 80% 90% 100%
Bonus Skill -- -- - - - - -
Auto Status -- -- - - - - - -
-- - - - - -
Forging Information
Lvl Requirements Lvl Requirements
2 Item Turnip
x 3
Item Ogle Berries
x 3
-- 3 Item Glass
x 2
Item Gunpowder
x 1
--
4 Item Pink Potion
x 3
Item Magma Sample
x 3
Item Liquid Ice
x 3
5 Item Pink Potion
x 10
Item Amethyst
x 12
Item Glass
x 6

Pre-Battle Mountain update version.

EBF4 WepIcon Alchemist's Bow Alchemist's Bow
Inflicts random status effects on targets.
Statistics
Stat Bonus Resistance
LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5 LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5 LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5
Stat HP - - - - - Stat MP 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% Status Syphon 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
Stat Attack - 5% 10% 25% 20% Stat Defence - - - - - - - - - - -
Stat Magic - 5% 10% 15% 20% Stat Mdef - - - - - - - - - - -
Stat Accuracy - - - - - Stat Evade - - - - - Element ----
Spells & Statuses
Power Chance Modifier Attack Status
Auto Skill -- -- Status Random 60% 70% 80% 90% 100%
Bonus Skill -- -- - - - - -
Auto Status -- -- - - - - - -
-- - - - - -
Forging Information
Lvl Requirements Lvl Requirements
2 Item Turnip
x 3
Item Ogle Berries
x 3
-- 3 Item Glass
x 2
Item Gunpowder
x 1
--
4 Item Pink Potion
x 3
Item Magma Sample
x 3
Item Liquid Ice
x 3
5 Item Pink Potion
x 10
Item Amethyst
x 12
Item Glass
x 6

Epic Battle Fantasy 5

It can be bought in any equipment shop for 60000 gold, e.g. in Hope Harbor, Greenwood Village or Redpine Town.

EBF5 WepIcon Alchemist's Bow Alchemist's Bow
Use this to fire potions at your enemies.
  • Inflicts random status effects on targets.
  • Level 5: Increases the chance of inflicting status effects.
Statistics
Stat Bonus Resistance
LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5 LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5 LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5
Stat HP - - - - - - - - - - - EBF5 Status Burn+Scorch 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
Stat Attack - 5% 15% 25% 35% Stat Defence - - - - - EBF5 Status Poison+Virus 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
Stat Magic - 5% 15% 25% 35% Stat Mdef - - - - - EBF5 Status Syphon 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
Stat Accuracy -5% -5% -5% -5% -5% Stat Evade - - - - - Element ----
Spells & Statuses
Power Chance Modifier Attack Status
Auto Skill -- -- Status Random 60% 70% 80% 90% 100%
Bonus Skill -- -- 1x 1x 1x 1x 1x
Auto Status -- -- - - - - - -
Defend Status -- -- - - - - -
Forging Information
Lvl Requirements Lvl Requirements
2 EBF5 Item Glass Shards
x 2
-- -- 3 EBF5 Item Glass Shards
x 8
-- --
4 EBF5 Foe Icon Sand Slime
x 1
EBF5 Foe Icon Water Slime
x 1
EBF5 Foe Icon Slime Mouse
x 1
5 EBF5 Item Emerald
x 3
EBF5 Item Sapphire
x 3
EBF5 Item Ruby
x 3

Trivia

  • The Alchemist's Bow is one of the few weapons that was undoubtedly nerfed in the Battle Mountain update due to the loss of an Attack boost, which improves the skills used to trigger its special effects.
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